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2023 Higashi Hongwanji Virtual Obon Festival - Bon Odori, Live Music.. NEW

2023 Higashi Hongwanji Virtual Obon Festival - Bon Odori, Live Music..
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Date: Saturday, 22 July, 2023       Time: 5:00 pm
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles - Litte Tokyo
505 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: (213) 626-4200
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Map of Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles - Litte Tokyo, 505 East 3rd Street

Higashi will have no Obon Festival Event in 2022, they will hopefully be back in 2023. 

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VIRTUAL OBON FESTIVAL EVENT.  Obon is a time to remind us of how much our parents and grandparents, our ancestors, have done to make our lives happy. It is an opportunity to rejoice in the life that we enjoy, to express gratitude for all of the conditions, both past and present, that help to sustain our lives, and a time to reflect on the wishes our predecessors have for us.

Event Date
July 24, 2021

Event Time
5:00 pm

Description: Please join us for the 2021 VIRTUAL OBON FESTIVAL on July 24 at 5:00pm at https://www.facebook.com/hhbt.la/live.

Due to safety concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, the festival will once again be held online, so please join us.

Be a VIRTUAL OBON DONOR
Please support the temple by being a Virtual Obon Donor. Please download a Virtual Obon Donor Form & follow the instructions on the form.

HATSUBON SERVICE
In honor of those who’ve passed in the past 2 years, we’ll hold the Hatsubon Service at the temple on July 25 at 10:00am.

The Tradition of Manto-e
To purchase the tradition Manto-e Lanterns, please download a Manto-e Form & follow the instructions on the form.


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Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple - Japanese Obon Festival Event . 
There will be a variety of Japanese foods for sale including teriyaki, udon and sushi. Cultural performances/exhibitions begin at 1 p.m. features Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko. There will be singing/jazz/other performances including the Lumbini Kids on stage and Fujima Kansei Odori-Kai.

OBON is a traditional event to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors, those before us who provided us with the gift of life. Each year, obon is held as a time to celebrate the return of the spirits of our ancestors.

The Obon Festival features food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and various types of entertainment.

Event Performances
TaikoProject, Bombu, Kitsune, Happyfunsmile (Check Schedule on Poster)

Higashi Obon Festival Event Dates
July 27 - 28, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)

Higashi Obon Festival Event Times
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Both days)

**Sunday: 6:00 pm Happy Fun Smile Performs Live!

Bon Odori Dance Event Times
6:30 pm - Odori Dance (Both days)

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Higashi Event Parking 
Parking will be available at the Mangrove Lot at 428 E. Temple St.(Alameda/1st st/Temple St). Free shuttle service will be available from the parking lot to Higashi Honganji from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Validation to park at the Medical Building on 3rd & San Pedro will not be available this year.

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Higashi Hongwanji Entertainment Schedule
The 2019 entertainment lineup will include TAIKOPROJECT, happyfunsmile, hereandnow, and many others.

Performance Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, July 27, 2019
MC: Helen Ota
1:00 ML Crisis
2:00 hereandnow
2:45 Kinnara Taiko
3:30 Kokoro
4:45 Kitsune Taiko
6:00 happyfunsmile
6:30 Bon Odori

Sunday, July 28,2019
MC: Shin Ito
1:30  Lumbini Kids
2:15 Yvette Nii
3:00 TAIKOPROJECT
3:45 June Kuramoto
4:45 Bombu Taiko
6:00 happfunsmile
6:30 Bon Odori

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See Bon Dance Ondo Practice Schedule

Starts in June to July
Days: Wed and/or Friday
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.
(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)

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Event Contact
Tel (213) 626-4200 Fax (213) 626-6850, Rinban Noriaki Ito

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Obon Festival Event Location
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 505 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Obon Festival Event Title
Higashi Hongwanji Annual Summer Obon Festival & Bon Odori (2 Days) Japanese Food Booths, Beer, Bingo, Taiko (HappyFunSmile Performs Live 6 pm)

   

Saturday, 22 July, 2023



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